Vicki Diestelkamp joined the board in 2016, having worked with Retrieving Independence’s Puppy program at the Farm at Natchez Trace. With a background in the Hospitality industry, she assists in coordinating the Recipient camp hotel and meeting arrangements. She works in management at the Farm at Natchez Trace, who partners with RI to allow our puppies to begin the socialization process at a very young age, producing more confident and better-prepared service dogs.

Vicki is the proud mom to RI breeder pup, Bayley, 13-year-old Sundance, and puppy, Jenga.

She is also active in the local therapy animal program, Therapy ARC.